What's Located Around Riu Ocho Rios

Quite often, guests choose to take a trip to Jamaica just for the incredible beaches that the region is so well known for. If you or your group are big beach fans, Riu Ocho Rios is the right spot for you. This property is situated right along the water and sand, so vacationers can spend all of their time soaking up the sun if that will make them happy.

Nearby Beaches

Of course, since Riu Ocho Rios was built directly on Steer Town Beach, sun bathing is popular with guests staying at this property. This beach has soft white sand with a few patches of famous Caribbean pink sand. Trees line the back side of the beach, but nothing sits on the sand or shore itself. For guests who want some variety, there are some additional beaches worth investigating. Clicking on each link below allows you to read our detailed article:

Beaches Near Riu Ocho Rios
Beach Distance Direction Location
St. Ann's Bay 1.6 WNW 1.0 mi. East-Northeast of St. Ann's Bay
Dunn's River Beach 2.0 ESE 3.7 mi. West of Ocho Rios
Priory Beach 3.6 W Priory
Fisherman's Beach 4.0 ESE Downtown Ocho Rios
Grande Beach 4.2 E Ocho Rios
Turtle Beach 4.2 ESE Downtown Ocho Rios
Mallards Beach 4.7 E Ocho Rios

The most obvious one to visit is St. Ann's Bay. The best feature about this beach is that its on a small cove and the cape here spouts beautiful splashing waves. Close to amenities but not dominated by urban sprawl, the proximity to the town makes this beach feel like a special escape.

You may also like nearby Fisherman's Beach which is usually full of tourists looking for a variety of beach activities. You'll find this one a convenient cab trip away.

Nearby Areas

Visiting the town or local neighborhood nearest to your resort can act as a nice day trip, no matter if it's for a quick family outing, or learning more about the area's art and history. Riu Ocho Rios is located close to Ocho Rios; it's two and a half miles (three and a half kilometers) to the east of St. Ann's Bay.

The following table contains a listing of areas near Riu Ocho Rios:

Cities, Towns, and Neighborhoods Nearby
Area Name Distance Direction
St. Ann's Bay 2.3 W
Roseau 3.2 WSW
Priory 4.1 W
downtown Ocho Rios 4.3 ESE
Epworth 4.3 SSE
Trafalgar 5.2 S
Ocho Rios 5.6 E
Steerfield 6.0 S
Salisbury 6.6 SE
Saint Ann Parish 6.9 SW

Nearby Attractions

Coyaba River Garden and Museum

This location is sure to provide plenty of active pursuits for everyone, from the most laid back to the most active visitor. Though there are not many attractions located near the resort, you will be pretty close to Bob Marley's Mausoleum, which is one of the closest ones.

More details about nearby attractions are in the following table:

Attractions Near Riu Ocho Rios
Attraction Type Distance Direction Location
Bob Marley's Mausoleum Historical Site 11.8 SW 10.8 mi. South-Southwest of St. Ann's Bay
Addison Park Park 13.1 W Browns Town
Annandale Great House Historical Site -- -- Epworth
Cranbrook Flower Forest and River Head Adventure Trail Botanical Garden 6.1 W 3.8 mi. West of St. Ann's Bay
Mahoe Falls Waterfall 4.6 SE 2.1 mi. South West of Ocho Rios
Coyaba River Garden and Museum Museum 4.6 SE 2.1 mi. South West of Ocho Rios
Chukka Caribbean Adventure's Original Canopy Tour Zip Line Site 6.8 W 4.4 mi. West of St. Ann's Bay
Turtle River Falls and Gardens Botanical Garden 4.3 SE 1.9 mi. West-Southwest of Ocho Rios
Shaw Park Botanical Gardens & Water Falls Botanical Garden 4.1 SE 2.0 mi. West-Southwest of Ocho Rios
Dunn's River Falls Waterfall 2.4 ESE 3.3 mi. West of Ocho Rios
Dunn's River Park Park 2.4 ESE 3.3 mi. West of Ocho Rios
Shaw Park Garden Falls Waterfall 4.2 ESE Ocho Rios
Milford Falls Waterfall -- -- Ocho Rios
Cove Theatre Movie Theater 4.1 ESE Downtown Ocho Rios
Dolphin Cove Ocho Rios Zoo 2.6 ESE 3.1 mi. West of Ocho Rios
Seven Oaks Sanctuary For Wildlife Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 11.4 W Runaway Bay
Green Grotto Caves Cave 13.8 W 2.5 mi. West of Runaway Bay

If you're searching for somewhere a little different to visit, Bob Marley's Mausoleum might be what the doctor ordered. The Bob Marley Mausoleum is located on the same property as the house where Jamaican icon Bob Marley grew up. He is laid to rest within the mausoleum, where guests are welcome to walk through and feel the presence of a man so loved for his unique style and influence on the music scene.

Nearby Accommodations

Learning about nearby accommodations is often an excellent way to get a better feel for the area. Readers can find plenty of other destinations to think about before making a decision, as this portion of Jamaica has an exceptional range of resorts and hotels to choose from. The table that follows contains all of the hotel booking possibilities located in the area.

Accommodations near Riu Ocho Rios
Accommodation Distance Direction Location
Jewel Dunn's River Beach Resort & Spa 0.2 SE 2.5 mi. East of St. Ann's Bay, Jamaica
Ocean Front Resort 0.5 NNW 2.1 mi. East of St. Ann's Bay, Jamaica
Tranquility Cove -- -- 2.8 mi. West of Ocho Rios, Jamaica
Seacrest Beach Hotel 4.0 W Priory, Jamaica
Columbus Inn 4.0 WNW Priory, Jamaica
Fisherman's Point 4.1 ESE Downtown Ocho Rios, Jamaica
SandCastles Resort 4.2 ESE Downtown Ocho Rios, Jamaica
Rooms On The Beach 4.3 ESE Downtown Ocho Rios, Jamaica
Moon Palace Jamaica Grande 4.3 ESE Downtown Ocho Rios, Jamaica
Crane Ridge Suites 4.3 ESE Downtown Ocho Rios, Jamaica

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